At Psychology Today Blogs, The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research has posted an article discussing an upcoming paper that explores the elements of racism in American society. The post starts out by pointing out that racism in much more than liking or disliking persons because of the color of their skins. Here’s a bit (emphasis added); follow the link for the rest.
“People often define racism as disliking or mistreating others on the basis of race. That definition is wrong,” said Steven Roberts, a Stanford University psychologist and lead author of the paper, told Stanford News. “Racism is a system of advantage based on race. It is a hierarchy. It is a pandemic. Racism is so deeply embedded within U.S. minds and U.S. society that it is virtually impossible to escape.”